U.S. restricts travel from India amid escalating COVID-19 cases

The Biden administration is restricting flights from India as COVID-19 worsens there, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

The recommendation was made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

“On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” Psaki wrote. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India. The policy will take effect on Tuesday, May 4.”  

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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